My Top New Music Picks from SXSW 13

Ever year at SXSW I manage to find one or two bands that I really like. One year that was Street Sweeper Social Club, another year Asteroid Galaxy Tour. This year I was fortunate as well to run into at least two bands that I really liked: Monophonics from San Francisco and Ain't no Love from Montreal.

Ain't No Love (@thisaintnolove) plays electro hip hop that very infectiously danceable. Two rappers and a smooth vocalist back by heavy electro beats. A potent combination:

Monophonics (@monotonicsfunk) plays high energy big band psychedelic soul and hard funk, in the tradition of Sly Stone and George Clinton. Lots of copper, harmonies and swing. Here is a live clip of them: